Sesame Street
Elmo meets Robert Klein
Air date January 20, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors A, G, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 As Maria welcomes the viewer, two sheep appear, looking for Little Bo Peep. They believe their nursery rhyme needs updating, as they feel Bo Peep is the one who keeps getting lost, not them. They come up with new rhymes, when Bo Peep arrives in a Jeep, driving off with the two sheep.
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)

Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(First: Episode 1824)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
(First: Episode 0908)
Beat The Time
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(First: Episode 1125)

Muppets Snuffy shows Big Bird the cloud costume he's going to wear in his Snufflegarten class's upcoming pageant about the sky, and even sings the song that accompanies it, while Big Bird imagines him as a cloud.
(First: Episode 2082)
Cartoon Mr. Hand is instructed to draw a circle around an apple.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1869)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
A for ape toon
Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
Cast Charlie Chaplin looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
(First: Episode 1739)
Animation Sand A / a
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Ernie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0551)
SCENE 2 Elmo meets Robert Klein, who tells Elmo about his profession. Elmo wants him to make him laugh, so Robert does a little bit of his shtick, while Elmo remains silent. Elmo finds riddles funny and tells one. It doesn't make Robert laugh, but Elmo has Robert recite it and Elmo is put in hysterics.
Film Body parts song sung in Spanish.
(First: Episode 1113)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chickens.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon 7 Starfish
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1473)
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets Forgetful Jones forgets what he has to do at night. Clementine tells him it involves using a toothbrush, and he remembers that he and Buster the Horse have to brush each other's teeth.
Remade version
(First: Episode 2068)
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 3 Elmo and Robert pass by each other again and Robert asks, "What's up?" Elmo begins describing what he sees in the sky, not understanding the slang term.
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Bath time
Muppets Professor Grover, in graduation cap, takes a bath and talks to the viewers about baths. He mentions everything except the water, when his Mommy comes in and turns on the water.
(First: Episode 1992)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Insert Oscar introduces Luis and David to Slimey's rock group - Earth, Rain and Mud. They perform their newest song, "Gimmie Mud."
(First: Episode 1549)
Cartoon Words that begin with A, ending with ambulance (Spanish soundtrack)
Animated by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0371)
Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(First: Episode 1953)
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
SCENE 4 Goodbye

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